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Whether you are involved in executive protection, campus safety, or manage teams of mobile "lone workers", a fundamental requirement exists to keep track of people and to ensure their safety as they go about their day. BlueforceBEACON is a highly secure software based emergency notification system that provides a safety net. The product delivers location services, secure text communications, covert emergency camera triggering, “listen live”...

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Blueforce is on a constant mission to find new and novel wearable devices and sensors for our military and public safety customers deployed around the world. Combining Blueforce with wearables enables a wide array of customer use cases to include COVID-19 pre-diagnosis medical monitoring, operational life safety, and human performance monitoring. When we learned of and then saw the new Garmin Tactix Delta, we knew...

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CANTON OHIO: It's home to the Football Hall of Fame, Kent State University, and now Wi-Fiber’s Smart City and Real Time Crime Center, powered by BlueforceEDGE, for distributed gunshot intelligence and more. Wi-Fiber manufactures a best-in-class Smart City Platform which leverages BlueforceEDGE to fuse a wide array of pluggable and dynamically adaptable sensors in the lamp head which include: Lighting control, two-way microphones, speakers, 4K...

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To help first responders handle the worldwide spread of COVID-19, Blueforce Development and Zebra have partnered closely to offer a situational awareness platform that can be rapidly deployed by law enforcement agencies. Blueforce provides an easy-to-use subscriber interface to securely connect with people, sensors, and AI services in seconds, using Zebra rugged mobile devices to capture data and remain connected in critical environments. Utilizing the...

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It’s the same kit we have deployed for more than 10 years for border counter-terrorism joint task forces. A kit that is airline checkable (46 lbs; 32" L x 20" W x 9" H) and provides communications, sensor fusion, and a distributed common operating picture that crosses domains, agencies, and networks. More importantly, a kit that isn’t confined to a single vehicle and can be...

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It would be an understatement to say that pandemics aren’t the norm for today's crisis managers. While we have trained and prepared for years on man made mass casualty scenarios (which have included training scenarios built on nation state actors initiating biological attacks), who would have thought a previously unknown virus would emerge from a wet market in Asia, and then one that could be...

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The Pandemic Response Hackathon to hack COVID-19 started this past Friday at 1600P EDT and continues through the weekend. The Pandemic Response Hackathon is a virtual hackathon aimed at better understanding and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The goal of the hackathon is to bring public health professionals alongside the technology community’s talent to contribute to the world’s response to the pandemic....

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The Pandemic Response Hackathon to hack COVID-19 started this past Friday at 1600P EDT and continues through the weekend. The Pandemic Response Hackathon is a virtual hackathon aimed at better understanding and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The goal of the hackathon is to bring public health professionals alongside the technology community’s talent to contribute to the world’s response to the pandemic....

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Blueforce has been a huge proponent of the Kyocera DurForce PRO2 for years now because of the military-grade ruggedness and resilience, but also it's immense utility for hazardous environments. The device boasts IP68 waterproof and dust proof certification (to 2m/6.5ft deep for up to 30 minutes) and Military Standard 810G for protection against shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation,...

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One mobile device for location, sensor fusion, collaboration, and now mobile video streaming. If you have followed our social long enough, you know that we are totally focused on REAL-TIME situational awareness. We wake up at night thinking about new forms of relevant information we can share amongst responders, but also their commanders, which changes the life safety and operational efficiency equation. Let's protect our responders...

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It has been called many names: distributed cloud, fog computing, and 4th generation data center, but with the impending mass deployment of 5G a variant of distributed cloud is more commonly referred to as "multi-access edge computing" or "MEC". The idea behind MEC is to deliver compute, bandwidth, and micro services much closer to the end user and IoT devices for faster and more informed...

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Squishy Robotics and Blueforce Development Corporation are working to integrate our technologies to provide an improved user interface (UI) experience for our customers by enabling the data obtained from Squishy Robots to be displayed and shared on the Blueforce software platform. Blueforce, which is based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, provides advanced sensor fusion/data sharing capabilities for enhanced tactical decision support and situational awareness. At present, the Squishy...

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